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VQR’s Spring 2024 issue explores fraught bonds and the sometimes-fragile networks that connect people with each other and the environment. Wei Tchou finds an outlet for grief in the rehabilitation of a dying fern; Lois Parshley investigates how far we should go to save species at risk of extinction; and Mathias Depardon’s photos of sand extraction in the Maldives bring readers deep into the economy of another natural resource at risk of overharvesting. The issue also features a comic by Miroslav Sekulic-Struja; fiction by Harriet Armstrong, Ji Hyun Joo, and Kevin Moffett; and poetry by Jasmine Reid, Mathew Weitman, and others.

Spring 2024

Volume 100, Number 1

Spring 2024 Cover; Photo by Mathias Depardon
Print: $20.00
Digital download: $20.00

Table of contents

Open Letter 
Editor's Desk 
On Becoming 
Art & The Archive 

Contributor Profiles

Mathias Depardon’s photographs have been exhibited at such institutions as the BNF, Le Musée Carnavalet, and the Musée des Archives Nationale in Paris.

Kevin Moffett is the author of two story collections and a collaborative novel, The Silent History (FSG Originals, 2014).

Jasmine Reid is the author of Deus Ex Nigrum (Honeysuckle, 2019).

Miroslav Sekulic-Struja is a Croatian self-taught painter, illustrator, and novelist best known for his Pelote series (ACTES SUD, 2013, 2016), which tells the Dickensian story of orphans in wartime.

Wei Tchou’s essays and reporting can be found in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Paris Review, and the Oxford American, among other publications.

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